Haw-haw Haw-haw" (h[add]*h[add]), n. [Duplication of haw a hedge.] 1. See {Ha-ha}. [1913 Webster]

2. a loud laugh that sounds like a horse neighing. [WordNet sense 1]

Syn: hee-haw, horselaugh, ha-ha. [WordNet 1.5]

3. a sunken fence (so as not to interfere with the view). [WordNet sense 3]

Syn: haha. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • haw-haw — Ha ha Ha ha (h[aum]*h[aum] ), n. [See {Haw haw}.] A sunk fence; a fence, wall, or ditch, not visible till one is close upon it. [Written also {haw haw}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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